Campbell Live "Covers" the Flu Jab – 18 April 2012 (part 2)

Campbell Live broadcast a 9 minute segment on national television last night, covering the flu jab.

See http://www.3news.co.nz/Are-flu-jabs-beneficial/tabid/367/articleID/250944/Default.aspx

We have already written to John Campbell’s team (copied here) and expect a response from them.

Our second action was to write to the doctor featured on Mr Campbell’s show.

Here is a copy of that letter:

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Dear Dr Cameron

The Immunisation Awareness Society is concerned about the inaccurate information you provided on last night’s Campbell Live program.

You stated that it is impossible to become sick or feel bad after receiving the influenza vaccine. It seems you have not read the Medsafe datasheet on Fluvax. For your convenience, it can be found here: http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/f/Fluvaxinj.pdf. The makers of the vaccine write that during its clinical trial, children experienced fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, myalgia, earache, sore throat and more after receiving the vaccine. Some adults also reported feeling generally unwell after the vaccine. Adverse reaction after post-approval use of Fluvax included blood, lymphatic, immune and nervous system disorders; vascular, skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders.

So, your statement on national television “that it is impossible to become sick or feel bad after receiving the influenza vaccine” was clearly untrue.

Could you please explain why you provided the public with this misinformation?

You also stated that “there’s a significant amount of suicide that happens after people have had influenza.”

Could you please provide a source of data to back up this claim?

Also, for your information, a study published in 2010 looked at 40 clinic trials (which included over 70,000 people) that evaluated the effects of vaccines against influenza in healthy adults. Most of these trials were funded by the pharmaceutical industry. The authors’ conclusion was that “Influenza vaccines have a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission” – (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001269.pub4/full). [emphasis mine]

I would appreciate your urgent response to these questions.

Kind Regards

Eugenie Kruger

Chairperson

The Immunisation Awareness Society Inc.

PO Box 56 048, Dominion Rd, Auckland, NZ

Answerphone: (cleared daily) +64 9 303 0187

Internet: http://www.ias.org.nz

Email:  info@ias.org.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/IASNZ

 

The IAS provides information to encourage parents/caregivers to make informed decisions and take full responsibility for their family’s health regarding vaccinations.  The IAS is a voluntary organisation funded by monies received from subscriptions, donations, and grants. The information contained in this email-message should not be construed as medical or legal advice; the vaccination decision is yours alone to make

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We await Dr Cameron’s response and will publish it here.